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Dostal stops Hughes' penalty shot with 2.1 seconds left in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 win over Devils

Dostal stops Hughes' penalty shot with 2.1 seconds left in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 win over Devils

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated March 1 - 11:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lukas Dostal made 52 saves and stopped Jack Hughes' penalty shot attempt with 2.1 seconds to play, and the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Frank Vatrano scored two goals and Adam Henrique added his 18th goal, but Vatrano handed a late penalty shot to New Jersey by deliberately knocking the net off its moorings following a scramble around Dostal. Hughes had a goal and two assists for New Jersey, but he couldn't even get the puck on net from his penalty shot. Dostal's stellar performance highlighted the Ducks' second back-to-back victories of 2024.
Guenther scores tiebreaking goal in third as Coyotes beat Senators 5-3 to snap 14-game skid

Guenther scores tiebreaking goal in third as Coyotes beat Senators 5-3 to snap 14-game skid

The Associated Press  |  Updated March 1 - 9:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dylan Guenther scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 to snap a 14-game losing streak. Michael Carcone, J.J. Moser, Nick Schmaltz and Matias Maccelli also scored to help the Coyotes get their first win since Jan. 22 to end a an 0-12-2 skid. Karel Vejmelka stopped 34 shots to get his first win since Dec. 27 after going 0-8-0 in 10 appearances since. Vladimir Tarasenko, Drake Batherson and Shane Pinto scored for the Senators, who have lost three in a row. Anton Forsberg had 26 saves as a late replacement for Joonas Korpisalo (illness). Guenther scored a power-play goal at 4:18 of the third, beating Forsberg under the arm to give the Coyotes a 4-3 lead after they gave up a three-goal advantage.
Capitals score 5 straight goals to beat the Flyers 5-2, a big win for Washington's playoff hopes

Capitals score 5 straight goals to beat the Flyers 5-2, a big win for Washington's playoff hopes

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated March 1 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 and pick up a big victory for their playoff hopes. They moved four points back of the Flyers for third place in the Metropolitan Division and have two extra games to play. Alex Ovechkin scored his 839th career goal and helped set up John Carlson's go-ahead goal as the Capitals came back from a 2-0 deficit. Washington has won five of its past seven to stay in the race. The Flyers' hold on a spot is more tenuous than before with a week left until the NHL trade deadline.
Utah lawmakers approve downtown NBA/NHL arena bill as they seek 'vibrant' capital

Utah lawmakers approve downtown NBA/NHL arena bill as they seek 'vibrant' capital

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated March 1 - 5:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah lawmakers have approved a bill that paves the way for improvements to downtown Salt Lake City, including a possible new arena for the Utah Jazz and a potential National Hockey League franchise.
Devils add toughness by acquiring Kurtis MacDermid in a trade with the Avalanche

Devils add toughness by acquiring Kurtis MacDermid in a trade with the Avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted March 1 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Kurtis MacDermid from the Colorado Avalanche. New Jersey sent a 2024 seventh-round pick and the rights to unsigned 23-year-old forward Zakhar Bardakov. MacDermid gives the Devils some much-needed toughness as they try to stay in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The 6-foot-5, 233-pounder can play forward or defense. MacDermid has averaged just over 5 minutes a night in 29 games this season for Colorado.
Goalie fights, often a crowd favorite, have almost completely disappeared from the NHL

Goalie fights, often a crowd favorite, have almost completely disappeared from the NHL

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted March 1 - 1:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Goaltenders Robert Esche and Patrick Lalime was just one of the more memorable parts of the record-setting brawl between the Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators in 2004. Two decades later, goalie fighting has almost completely disappeared from the NHL. The league has not had one since just before the pandemic and there have been just three in the last 10 years or so. Rules have made it prohibitive for goaltenders to drop the gloves like the era of feisty netminders like Ron Hextall, Patrick Roy and Felix Potvin. Fewer goalies are willing to take the risks associated with trading punches.
Doughty, Fiala each have a goal and 2 assists, Kings beat struggling Canucks 5-1

Doughty, Fiala each have a goal and 2 assists, Kings beat struggling Canucks 5-1

The Associated Press  |  Updated March 1 - 12:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Drew Doughty and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and two assists and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Anze Kopitar and Trevor Moore both had a goal and an assist for the Kings. Rookie Brandt Clarke scored his second career goal while Quinton Byfield had two assists. Brock Boeser scored on the power play for the Canucks, who have lost two in a row and six of their last seven but continue to lead the Western Conference. Kings' goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 22 shots while Vancouver's Thatcher Demko made 15 saves.
Adam Henrique, Frank Vatrano score in Ducks' 6-4 win over Sharks

Adam Henrique, Frank Vatrano score in Ducks' 6-4 win over Sharks

Eric He, Associated Press  |  Updated March 1 - 12:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Adam Henrique had a goal and two assists, Frank Vatrano scored his team-leading 27th goal and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-4 to snap a three-game skid. Leo Carlsson, Brett Leason, Alex Killorn and Isac Lundestrom also scored for the Ducks, who have beaten the Sharks in three of four games this season. With the game tied late in the second, the Ducks scored power-play goals 66 seconds apart by Vatrano and Henrique. Anthony Duclair scored twice for the Sharks, who also got goals from Mike Hoffman and William Ecklund.
Philipp Grubauer posts first shutout of season as Kraken topple Penguins 2-0

Philipp Grubauer posts first shutout of season as Kraken topple Penguins 2-0

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 11:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Philipp Grubauer made 33 saves and posted his first shutout of the season, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Alex Wennberg scored goals and the Seattle Kraken beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0. Grubauer was terrific for the second straight game and recorded the 21st regular-season shutout of his career. Seattle picked up a crucial two points in its attempt to stay relevant in the Western Conference wild-card race and with next week's trade deadline drawing ever closer. The Kraken have won three of their last four and have points in six of their past seven games. Pittsburgh had its three-game win streak snapped.
Zach Parise and Nathan MacKinnon star as the Avalanche pound the Blackhawks 5-0

Zach Parise and Nathan MacKinnon star as the Avalanche pound the Blackhawks 5-0

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 10:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Zach Parise had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the lowly Chicago Blackhawks 5-0. Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, giving him 100 points in 61 games this season. Ross Colton and Devon Toews also scored, and Justus Annunen made 24 saves in his first career shutout in nine NHL appearances. The Avalanche improved to 2-1 against the Blackhawks this season. The teams play again on Monday night at Colorado. Chicago dropped its fifth consecutive game.
Stars rookie Logan Stankoven scores in 3rd consecutive game, a 4-1 win over Jets for Central lead

Stars rookie Logan Stankoven scores in 3rd consecutive game, a 4-1 win over Jets for Central lead

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stars rookie Logan Stankoven scored his third goal in his four NHL games, Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist and Dallas beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 to take over the top spot in the Central Division. Pavelski and Stankoven scored 96 seconds apart late in a three-goal first period for the Stars. Jason Robertson got them started with his 20th goal. Roope Hintz had an assist before a late empty-net goal. All-Star Jake Oettinger had 25 saves for his 100th win in 177 career regular-season games. Vladislav Namestnikov had a power-play goal for the Jets, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.
Maple Leafs win 4-2 behind Matthews' 53rd goal and send Coyotes to 14th straight loss

Maple Leafs win 4-2 behind Matthews' 53rd goal and send Coyotes to 14th straight loss

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 53rd goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs topped Arizona 4-2 to send the Coyotes to their 14th straight loss. Matthew Knies had a goal and an assist, Tyler Bertuzzi also scored and William Nylander added an empty-netter to go with two assists for Toronto. Joseph Woll made 30 saves in his return from a long injury absence. Alex Kerfoot and Logan Cooley scored for Arizona, which dropped to 0-12-2 since its last victory on Jan. 22. Connor Ingram stopped 22 shots.
Predators blow out Wild 6-1 to extend winning streak to 7 games

Predators blow out Wild 6-1 to extend winning streak to 7 games

Jim Diamond, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 9:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Roman Josi had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild that extended their winning streak to seven games. Yakov Trenin, Cole Smith , Filip Forsberg, Ryan O'Reilly and Ryan McDonagh also scored, and Juuse Saros made 33 saves for the Predators. Gustav Nyquist and Colton Sissons each had two assists. Connor Dewar scored and Filip Gustavsson made 25 saves for Minnesota, losers of two straight. With the victory, the Predators moved eight points ahead of the Wild in the standings.
Maple Leafs acquire D Ilya Lyubushkin from Ducks in 3-team trade involving Hurricanes

Maple Leafs acquire D Ilya Lyubushkin from Ducks in 3-team trade involving Hurricanes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks in a three-team trade involving Carolina. Anaheim received Toronto's third-round pick in 2025 in the deal announced Thursday night while Carolina gets Toronto's sixth-round pick in the 2024 draft. Lyubushkin has no goals and four assists with a minus-13 rating in 55 games this season for the Ducks, who acquired him from Buffalo last August for a fourth-round draft pick. Lyubushkin will provide depth on the blue line for the Maple Leafs, who first acquired him in a trade with Arizona in February 2022.
Sam Reinhart scores 2 to reach 40 goals, Panthers beat Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

Sam Reinhart scores 2 to reach 40 goals, Panthers beat Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

Colby Guy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 9:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

to hit the 40-win mark. Suzuki, Juraj Slafkovsky and Alex Newhook scored in regulation for the Canadiens, and Cole Caufield connected in the shootout.
Dahlin scores in overtime to give Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Lightning

Dahlin scores in overtime to give Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Lightning

Mark Didtler, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rasmus Dahlin scored a power-play goal in overtime and the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. With Nikita Kucherov off for hooking, Dahlin scored from in-close 1:42 into overtime on Thursday night. Alex Tuch and Tage Thompson also scored for the Sabres. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 21 shots. Brayden Point and Mitchell Chaffee scored for the Lightning, who are currently in the Eastern Conference's second wild-card spot. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves, and NHL points leader Kucherov had an assist to give him 104 this season.
Teravainen and three other Carolina teammates tally as the surging Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-2

Teravainen and three other Carolina teammates tally as the surging Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-2

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 8:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Teuvo Teravainen scored the game's first goal less than a minute into the second period, Spencer Martin stopped 20 shots against his former team and the Carolina Hurricanes rolled to 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sebastian Aho, Brady Skjei and Seth Jarvis also tallied for the Hurricanes, who won for the second time in three days and sixth time in their last eight games. Martin, who was claimed off waivers from Columbus on Jan. 19, improved to 4-0-1 for Carolina. Alexander Nylander had a goal and assist, his first points with Columbus. Cole Sillinger also scored, and Daniil Tarasov made 28 saves.
Lohrei scores winner, Geekie nets hat trick, Bruins end 3-game slide with 5-4 win over Vegas

Lohrei scores winner, Geekie nets hat trick, Bruins end 3-game slide with 5-4 win over Vegas

Brendan Mcgair, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 8:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mason Lohrei scored the winning goal on the power play with less than five minutes to go, Morgan Geekie had his first NHL hat trick, and the Boston Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Lohrei fired a one-timer from inside the right circle and the Bruins held on after surrendering leads of 3-0 and 4-2. Jesper Boqvist also scored for Boston, which won for just the second time in regulation in February. Jeremy Swayman had 32 saves. Paul Cotter, Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Amadio and Chandler Stephenson scored for the Golden Knights and Adin Hill finished with 27 saves.
Tanev's debut with Dallas Stars likely won't be until next week. He's working through visa process

Tanev's debut with Dallas Stars likely won't be until next week. He's working through visa process

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 7:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chris Tanev was right at the top of the list of players the Dallas Stars hoped to add before the trade deadline. The Stanley Cup contender just has to wait a few more days to get the veteran defenseman in uniform. Tanev's debut with the Stars will come after they get on the road next week. The 34-year-old Canadian was acquired from Calgary in a three-team deal and has to work through the process of obtaining a U.S. visa. Stars general manager Jim Nill says Saturday's home game is hopeful, but it's more probable Tanev will join when Dallas plays three games in California next week.
Washington Capitals bracing for changes ahead of the NHL trade deadline

Washington Capitals bracing for changes ahead of the NHL trade deadline

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 29 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Washington Capitals are in the playoff race just enough to have some important games coming up that will determine whether they have any chance of making it. But their brutal schedule down the stretch and several trade candidates on the roster could make them sellers before the March 8 deadline. Pending free agents Anthony Mantha, Max Pacioretty and Joel Edmundson could be dealt by that point. And goaltender Charlie Lindgren and center Nic Dowd, with contracts through next season, could fetch significant returns if general manager Brian MacLellan chooses to trade either or both.
NHL fines Sabres coach Granato and Maple Leafs coach Keefe $25,000 each for arguing with officials

NHL fines Sabres coach Granato and Maple Leafs coach Keefe $25,000 each for arguing with officials

John Wawrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NHL issued $25,000 fines each to Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato and Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe for separate instances of unprofessional conduct directed at officials. The league deemed both coaches crossed the line during games on Tuesday night. Granato was issued a bench minor in the third period of Buffalo's 3-2 loss at Florida, after questioning officials for penalizing Zach Benson for tripping. Keefe was ejected in the final minutes of a 6-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Keefe declined to say what upset him.
McDavid scores in OT to end 10-game drought as Oilers rally to beat Blues 3-2

McDavid scores in OT to end 10-game drought as Oilers rally to beat Blues 3-2

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 10:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Connor McDavid scored 4:34 into overtime and also had two assists to rally the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Zach Hyman scored twice  to give him 40 for the season as Edmonton won its second straight. Stuart Skinner finished with 30 saves. Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich scored for the Blues, who have lost three straight and five of six. Jordan Binnington had 31 saves. Late in the extra period, McDavid danced past a couple of defenders before chipping a shot past Binnington for his 22nd of the season to snap a 10-game goal-scoring drought. He had 25 between goals.
Panarin scores twice as Rangers beat Blue Jackets 4-1 for 11th win in 12 games

Panarin scores twice as Rangers beat Blue Jackets 4-1 for 11th win in 12 games

Allan Kreda, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 9:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

three nights after having a 10-game winning streak snapped at Columbus on Sunday. Kreider and Panarin scored empty-netters 41 seconds apart in the final minute. Kreider got his 30th and Panarin increased his  career-best total to 35. Cole Sillinger scored for Columbus and Elvis Merzlikins finished with 26 saves. Columbus, last in the East, has lost five of its last eight.
Dallas Stars acquire defenseman Chris Tanev in a trade with the Calgary Flames

Dallas Stars acquire defenseman Chris Tanev in a trade with the Calgary Flames

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 7:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Dallas Stars have acquired Chris Tanev in a trade with the Calgary Flames. Dallas sent a 2024 second-round pick, 20-year-old defense prospect Artem Grushnikov and a conditional 2026 third-rounder to Calgary for the 34-year-old defenseman. Tanev was considered one of the top players available ahead of the NHL's March 8 trade deadline. He gives the Stars some much-needed defensive and penalty-killing depth to try to get through the gauntlet that is the playoffs in the Western Conference. Tanev is averaging nearly 20 minutes of ice time this season and has a goal and 13 assists in 56 games.
Shane Pinto has sparked the Ottawa Senators since returning from his half-season gambling suspension

Shane Pinto has sparked the Ottawa Senators since returning from his half-season gambling suspension

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 1:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Shane Pinto has been nearly a point-a-game player for the Ottawa Senators since returning from his half-season suspension for violating the NHL's gambling policy. Pinto and his teammates are still eyeing a long shot run to get into the playoffs. And the 23-year-old from Long Island says he cares about wins and isn't thinking about his production. Pinto has five goals and eight assists since making his season debut on Jan. 21. This 16-game stretch sparked by Pinto is a glimpse of his value to the Senators moving forward as they try to return to the playoffs in future years.
Steve Yzerman's patient plan paying off for the rolling Red Wings, who may end NHL playoff drought

Steve Yzerman's patient plan paying off for the rolling Red Wings, who may end NHL playoff drought

Larry Lage, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 3:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Steve Yzerman's patient plan to turn around the Detroit Red Wings looks like it may be paying off. The Red Wings routed Washington 8-3 on Tuesday night, winning six straight games for the first time in nearly five years with its first eight-goal game since 2017. Yzerman returned to Detroit in 2019 to take on the tall task of fixing a franchise that had fallen on hard times after being one of the league's best for two-plus decades. If Detroit beats the New York Islanders on Thursday, it will have a seven-game winning streak for the first time since 2012.
Erik Karlsson scores in overtime to give Penguins 4-3 win over Canucks

Erik Karlsson scores in overtime to give Penguins 4-3 win over Canucks

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 12:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Erik Karlsson scored the winning goal at 1:42 of overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to their third consecutive victory, 4-3 over the Vancouver Canucks. Rickard Rakell, with two goals, and Lars Eller added the others for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry made 32 saves between regulation and overtime. J.T. Miller, with a goal and an assist, Nils Hoglander and Brock Boeser scored for Vancouver with Tyler Myers grabbing an assist. Thatcher Demko stopped 36 shots. Sidney Crosby had two assists for the Penguins.
Hischier has 4 points as Devils score 7 straight goals to rout Sharks 7-2

Hischier has 4 points as Devils score 7 straight goals to rout Sharks 7-2

Eric He, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 12:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nico Hischier had a goal and three assists, Jack Hughes added a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils beat the San Jose Sharks 7-2. New Jersey scored seven straight goals after falling behind 1-0 and improved to 16-10-2 on the road. The Devils, who had lost three of four, sit five points back of a playoff spot. Jesper Bratt, Kevin Bahl, Colin Miller, Brendan Smith and Dawson Mercer also scored for New Jersey. Timo Meier had two assists in his return to San Jose. Nico Sturm and Justin Bailey scored for the Sharks.
Flames top Kings 4-2 to stay hot with fourth consecutive victory

Flames top Kings 4-2 to stay hot with fourth consecutive victory

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 12:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Yegor Sharangovich scored the go-ahead goal at 12:09 of the third period as the Calgary Flames earned their fourth straight win, 4-2, over the Los Angeles Kings. Andrew Mangiapane, Blake Coleman and Mikael Backlund, into an empty net, also scored for Calgary, while Chris Tanev chipped in a pair of assists. Jacob Markstrom had 21 stops and an assist. Phillip Danault and Kevin Fiala provided the offense for Los Angeles, which has dropped the first two of its three-game Western Canada road trip. Making his first start in four games, former Flame Cam Talbot had 33 saves for the Kings.
MacKinnon has goal and assist to extend home point streak, Avalanche cruise to 5-1 win over Stars

MacKinnon has goal and assist to extend home point streak, Avalanche cruise to 5-1 win over Stars

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 11:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Andrew Cogliano and Nathan MacKinnon scored 49 seconds apart to help Colorado pull away in the second period, Alexandar Georgiev stopped 33 shots and the Avalanche cruised to a 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars. MacKinnon also had an assist to give him at least a point in all 29 home games this season. Joel Kiviranta, Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen also had goals as Colorado scored five straight after falling behind 1-0 just 60 seconds into the game. The Stars were on the second night of a back-to-back after a 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders. They looked strong early, with Logan Stankoven scoring a minute in.
Sean Monahan has a goal and assist, Winnipeg wins 4th straight, 4-2 over St. Louis

Sean Monahan has a goal and assist, Winnipeg wins 4th straight, 4-2 over St. Louis

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 10:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sean Monahan scored a goal and added an assist after missing a game because of an illness to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 and extend their win streak to four games. Brenden Dillon, Kyle Connor and Alex Iafallo also scored for Winnipeg, which has won seven of its last eight games. Josh Morrissey and Nikolaj Ehlers each contributed two assists and Laurent Brossoit made 36 saves. Pavel Buchnevich and Brandon Saad scored for the Blues. St. Louis goalie Joel Hofer made his first start in his hometown and stopped 28 shots.
Montembeault, Canadiens snap five-game skid with 4-2 victory over Coyotes

Montembeault, Canadiens snap five-game skid with 4-2 victory over Coyotes

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sam Montembeault made 36 saves to help the Montreal Canadiens snap their five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Joel Armia, Jordan Harris, Tanner Pearson and Nick Suzuki, with an empty-net goal, scored for Montreal. Alex Kerfoot and Nick Bjugstad scored for Arizona. Connor Ingram made 17 saves as Arizona's losing streak was extended to 13 games.
Knights top Maple Leafs 6-2, snapping Toronto's 7-game win streak

Knights top Maple Leafs 6-2, snapping Toronto's 7-game win streak

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist, William Karlsson had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Maple Leafs 6-2 to snap Toronto's seven-game winning streak. Ivan Barbashev and Mason Morelli scored just over three minutes apart in the second period to build a 2-0 lead for Vegas, which got 28 saves from Adin Hill. Nicolas Roy added a late goal and Shea Theodore had three assists. Minus injured captain Mark Stone and center Jack Eichel, the Knights ended a three-game slide of their own. Tyler Bertuzzi and Ryan Reaves scored for Toronto and Ilya Samsonov stopped 26 shots.
Stefan Noesen gets winning goal off his face as Hurricanes beats Wild 3-2

Stefan Noesen gets winning goal off his face as Hurricanes beats Wild 3-2

Mike Cook, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stefan Noesen scored a goal with his face midway through the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jordan Staal had a goal and assist and Andrei Svechnikov also scored for the Hurricanes, which won for the first time in three games. Connor Dewar and Jonas Brodin scored for Minnesota, and Filip Gustavsson stopped 25 shots. Carolina goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov made 28 saves and has allowed just 13 goals in eight games played this month.
Predators run winning streak to 6 games with a 4-1 victory over Senators

Predators run winning streak to 6 games with a 4-1 victory over Senators

Jim Diamond, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 9:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Roman Josi had two goals and an assist as the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists, Michael McCarron also scored and Juuse Saros made 24 saves for the Predators. Drake Batherson scored and Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves for Ottawa, which failed to record a shot on goal in the third period and lost for the second straight night after falling 6-3 at Washington on Monday.
Gostisbehere scores 2, surging Red Wings rout Capitals 8-3 for 1st 6-game winning streak since 2019

Gostisbehere scores 2, surging Red Wings rout Capitals 8-3 for 1st 6-game winning streak since 2019

Larry Lage, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Shayne Gostisbehere scored in each of the first two periods and the Detroit Red Wings went on to rout the Washington Capitals 8-3, giving them a six-game winning streak for the first time in nearly five years. Lucas Raymond also had a goal in the first, giving Detroit a 2-0 lead the first. Joe Veleno scored and J.T. Compher had a short-handed goal in the second period to put the Red Wings ahead 5-2. Alex Lyon finished with 18 saves for the Red Wings. Hendrix Lapierre, Michael Sgarbossa and Max Pacioretty scored for Washington.
Recently returned Foerster, Brink score as Flyers beat Lightning 6-2

Recently returned Foerster, Brink score as Flyers beat Lightning 6-2

Anthony Sanfilippo, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tyson Foerster and Bobby Brink each scored a goal as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Tuesday night. Both Foerster and Brink had recently returned to the lineup and provided the Flyers with an offensive boost. The Flyers also got goals from three defensemen, Travis Sanheim, Sean Walker, and an empty-netter from Cam York in the third period. Noah Cates also added an empty-netter and goalie Samuel Ersson made 21 saves to earn the win. Nicholas Paul and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning, who had their four-game road winning streak snapped. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 shots.
Matthew Tkachuk scores in return, Florida Panthers defeat Buffalo Sabres 3-2

Matthew Tkachuk scores in return, Florida Panthers defeat Buffalo Sabres 3-2

Colby Guy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 8:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Matthew Tkachuk scored a goal and had an assist in his return from injury and the Florida Panthers defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Tkachuk gave Florida a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal with 4:24 to go in the first period and teh team never relinquished it to win for the eighth time in nine games and move into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with the idle Boston Bruins. Both teams have 82 points. Brandon Montour had a goal and two assists for Florida. Dylan Cozens and Tage Thompson scored for the Sabres, who had won three in a row.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman calls on Jets, Winnipeg fans to find solution to attendance issues

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman calls on Jets, Winnipeg fans to find solution to attendance issues

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 7:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says he doesn't think the Winnipeg Jets' attendance issues are a red flag for the team's viability. Bettman called Winnipeg a strong market where "hockey matters," and said he believes the Jets' falling attendance will be resolved. Bettman spoke Tuesday, before the Jets hosted the St. Louis Blues. The Jets say Winnipeg's season-ticket base has decreased 27% in three years, from approximately 13,000 to just under 9,500. The Jets have averaged the second-fewest fans per game in the NHL this season. Bettman said there needs to be a collaboration between the team, the community and the fans to find a solution.
Flyers, Lightning play with reduced lighting after partial power outage at arena

Flyers, Lightning play with reduced lighting after partial power outage at arena

Anthony Sanfilippo, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 27 - 6:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning were playing at the Wells Fargo Center partially in the dark on Tuesday. With the Flyers leading 1-0 and 13:43 remaining in the first period, a section of the building lost power and the game was stopped. The emergency lighting remained on, as did the lighting in about 75%of the building. After a nine-minute delay, the teams were instructed to resume play in lower lighting than usual.
20 years since NHL's record-setting brawl, fighting is down across the league but not going anywhere

20 years since NHL's record-setting brawl, fighting is down across the league but not going anywhere

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 3:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Twenty years ago, the Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators set the NHL record for penalty minutes in a brawl-filled game. Since then, fighting has evolved to the point of being rare but not gone. Don't expect it to be banned. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said fighting has a place in keeping down the temperature of games, and a bevy of rule changes and the salary cap have done their part to reduce the fisticuffs. There are still roughly 300 each season, or one every four to five games.
Nichushkin cleared to practice with Avalanche after getting care from the player assistance program

Nichushkin cleared to practice with Avalanche after getting care from the player assistance program

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 26 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Valeri Nichushkin has been cleared to resume practicing with the Colorado Avalanche after receiving care from the player assistance program. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Monday that Nichushkin has entered the follow-up care phase. He has not yet been cleared to resume playing in games. The 28-year-old Russian entered the joint league-union program in mid-January. He was the second Colorado player to take part in it this season after teammate Samuel Girard. Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Columbus' Patrik Laine remain in the program.
Maple Leafs scoring marvel Auston Matthews on pace to become rare member of 70-goal club

Maple Leafs scoring marvel Auston Matthews on pace to become rare member of 70-goal club

Mark Anderson And Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Toronto's Auston Matthews is on pace to become a rare member of the 70-goal club. He has 52 through 56 games, more than dozen ahead of anyone else in the NHL. Matthews set a record for the fastest U.S.-born player to reach 50 goals in a season, reaching that mark in 54 games last week. His career high is 60 goals. No active player has reached that mark twice. He would become the ninth player to accomplish that double and the first since Pavel Bure in the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons.
Forsberg scores go-ahead goal, Predators extend winning streak to 5 with 4-2 victory over Ducks

Forsberg scores go-ahead goal, Predators extend winning streak to 5 with 4-2 victory over Ducks

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Filip Forsberg broke a tie early in the third period and had an assist to help the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night for their fifth straight victory. Roman Josi, Michael McCarron and Gustav Nyquist also scored, and Kevin Lankinen stopped 30 shots for Nashville. Nashville has 18 road victories, tied for third-most in the NHL. The Predators have points in seven of their last eight games away from home. Brett Leason had a goal and an assist for Anaheim. Isac Lundestrom also scored and Lukas Dostal made 25 saves. The Ducks have lost three straight and four of five.
Kyle Connor scores 2nd goal of night in OT to lifts Jets past Coyotes, 4-3

Kyle Connor scores 2nd goal of night in OT to lifts Jets past Coyotes, 4-3

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the game on a 3-on-1 break in overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Sunday night, extending the Coyotes' losing streak to 12 games. Connor scored from the right side after two Arizona's Nick Schmaltz and Sean Durzi collided and fell in the other end of the ice after a failed breakaway attempt. Mark Scheifele had a goal and three assists, Gabriel Vilardi also scored and Josh Morrissey had three assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to help Winnipeg improve to 36-15-5 with its third straight victory and sixth in seven games. Schmaltz scored twice and Matias Maccelli added a goal for Arizona in the opener of a five-game trip. The Coyotes dropped to 23-29-5.
Patrick Kane scores in overtime in Chicago return, sending Red Wings past the Blackhawks 3-2

Patrick Kane scores in overtime in Chicago return, sending Red Wings past the Blackhawks 3-2

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 8:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway 1:43 into overtime in his return to Chicago, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks. Kane was all alone when he got the puck before skating in and beating Petr Mrazek for his 12th goal. The dynamic winger then held his arms in the air as the United Center crowd cheered. Kane starred for the Blackhawks for 16 seasons before he was traded to the New York Rangers a year ago. He signed with Detroit as a free agent and was repeatedly saluted with raucous cheers from a season-high crowd of 21,141 in his first game against his first NHL team.
Mittelstadt's shootout goal seals Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over Carolina Hurricanes

Mittelstadt's shootout goal seals Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over Carolina Hurricanes

John Wawrow, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 8:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Casey Mittelstadt scored in the fourth shootout round, and the Buffalo Sabres extended their win streak to a season-best three straight with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Owen Power forced overtime by scoring with 4:05 left in regulation, and Jeff Skinner also scored for the Sabres, who had not won three straight since a 3-0 run from April 6-10. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 30 shots through overtime, and didn't allow a goal in the shootout round. Martin Necas had a goal and assist and Tony DeAngelo also scored for the Hurricanes who were playing on consecutive nights following a 2-1 home loss to Dallas.
Patrick Kane returns to Chicago with the Detroit Red Wings

Patrick Kane returns to Chicago with the Detroit Red Wings

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 8:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Patrick Kane returned to the United Center with the Detroit Red Wings, and he heard loud cheers all day long in his first game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane starred for the Blackhawks for 16 seasons before he was traded to the New York Rangers a year ago. He signed with Detroit as a free agent. Just like he has so many times before, Kane delivered. He had a goal and an assist in Detroit's 3-2 victory, closing it out on a breakaway 1:43 into overtime. While celebrating his game-winner, Kane yelled "Showtime!" with his arms in the air as the season-high crowd of 21,141 cheered.
Blue Jackets win 4-2, snap Rangers' win streak at 10 game

Blue Jackets win 4-2, snap Rangers' win streak at 10 game

Nicole Kraft, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

seven ahead of second-place Carolina.
Chicago Blackhawks retire Chris Chelios' No. 7 jersey

Chicago Blackhawks retire Chris Chelios' No. 7 jersey

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 7:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Chicago Blackhawks have retired Chris Chelios' No. 7 jersey during a pregame ceremony that highlighted the defenseman's hard-charging lifestyle on and off the ice. The 62-year-old Chelios, a Chicago native, played for his hometown team from 1990 until he was traded to Detroit in March 1999. He had 92 goals and 395 assists in 664 regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He remains the team's career leader with 1,495 penalty minutes. The three-time Stanley Cup champion was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Crosby collects 4 points as Penguins hold off rival Philadelphia in wild 7-6 win

Crosby collects 4 points as Penguins hold off rival Philadelphia in wild 7-6 win

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 5:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Drew O'Connor and Rickard Rakell scored less than two minutes apart in the third period to break open a tie game and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6. Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists for Pittsburgh. The Penguins captain has 129 points (55 goals, 74 assists) in 87 regular season games against the Flyers. That's the most by any opponent against Philadelphia. Travis Sanheim and Tyson Foerster had two goals each for the Flyers.
Kucherov has 4 points to surpass 100 this season, lead Lightning over Devils 4-1

Kucherov has 4 points to surpass 100 this season, lead Lightning over Devils 4-1

Tom Canavan, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 3:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists and became the first player in the league to reach 100 points this season in leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a much-needed 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Victor Hedman, Brayden Point and Brandon Hagel were the recipients of Kucherov's 62nd, 63rd and 64th assists of the season and added his 38th goal. He leads the NHL with 102 points. Tyler Toffoli scored his 25th goal of the season for the Devils, who are 2-9-1 in the second half of back-to-back games. Akira Schmid had 23 saves.
Kaprizov has 2 goals and an assist, Zuccarello has 4 assists as Wild beat Kraken 5-2

Kaprizov has 2 goals and an assist, Zuccarello has 4 assists as Wild beat Kraken 5-2

Cameron Van Til, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 12:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kirill Kaprizov had two goals and an assist, Mats Zuccarello added a career-high four assists and the Minnesota Wild beat the Seattle Kraken 5-2. Marcus Johansson, Matt Boldy and Dakota Mermis also scored for the Wild, who built a 5-1 lead less than seven minutes into the second period. Marc-André Fleury made 31 saves as Minnesota improved to 7-1-1 since the All-Star break. Vince Dunn scored 36 seconds into the game for Seattle and Jordan Eberle added a goal in the third period. Joey Daccord stopped just nine of 13 shots before he was pulled early in the second. Philipp Grubauer stopped 17 of 18 shots he faced the rest of the way. The Kraken saw their four-game point streak end.
Pierre-Luc Dubois and Trevor Moore score in the shootout to lead Kings to 3-2 victory over Ducks

Pierre-Luc Dubois and Trevor Moore score in the shootout to lead Kings to 3-2 victory over Ducks

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 12:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pierre-Luc Dubois and Trevor Moore scored in the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Leo Carlsson scored for the Ducks in the shootout. Kevin Fiala, who had a goal and an assist, could not convert in the third round. It was up to David Rittich to stop Alex Killorn to preserve the victory for the Kings, who have nine straight victories over their Southern California rivals. Drew Doughty also had a goal and an assist. Rittich stopped 22 shots. Jakob Silfverberg and Sam Carrick scored for Anaheim while John Gibson made 48 saves.
Noah Hanifin has 2 goals and an assist in Flames' 6-3 victory over Oilers

Noah Hanifin has 2 goals and an assist in Flames' 6-3 victory over Oilers

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 25 - 12:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Noah Hanifin had two goals and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Saturday for their third straight victory. Nazeem Kadri, Martin Pospisil, Dryden Hunt and Blake Coleman also scored and Dan Vladar made 32 saves to help Calgary beat Edmonton for the first time in three games this season. Zach Hyman scored twice and Mattias Janmark added a late goal for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost three in a row.
Kiefer Sherwood scores twice in Predators' 4-2 victory over Sharks

Kiefer Sherwood scores twice in Predators' 4-2 victory over Sharks

Eric He, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 11:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kiefer Sherwood scored twice, Filip Forsberg added his 27th of the season and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Juuse Saros made 23 saves and Gustav Nyquist scored into an empty net. After a 9-2 home loss to Dallas on Feb. 15, the Predators have won the first four games of a five-game trip as they fight to get into the playoffs. Filip Zadina and Mikael Granlund scored for San Jose and Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 31 shots. Sherwood had his second career two-goal game. He has five goals in 14 career games against the Sharks, the six-year veteran's most against any team.
Boeser scores 2 to lead Canucks to 3-2 overtime win over Bruins

Boeser scores 2 to lead Canucks to 3-2 overtime win over Bruins

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 10:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brock Boeser scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 1:34 of overtime to rally the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in a matchup of division leaders. Filip Hronek also scored for the Canucks, who snapped a four-gam losing streak. Thatcher Demko finished with 20 saves as Vancouver maintained the top overall spot in the NHL standings with 82 points. Jesper Boqvist and Danton Heinen scored for Boston, which lost its second straight in overtime and is 2-1-4 in its last seven games. Jeremy Swayman had 36 saves. The Bruins are tied with the Rangers for tops in the Eastern Conference with 81 points, though New York has a game in hand.
Stars end 4-game skid with 2-1 win over Hurricanes

Stars end 4-game skid with 2-1 win over Hurricanes

Bob Sutton, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jason Robertson and Wyatt Johnston scored and the Dallas Stars made the most of their limited scoring chances in a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Jake Oettinger made 20 saves as the Central Division-leading Stars snapped a four-game winless streak. Miro Heiskanen assisted on both goals. Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes and goalie Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 14 shots. Carolina's four-game winning streak ended.
Stutzle scores winner in shootout, Senators beat Golden Knights 4-3

Stutzle scores winner in shootout, Senators beat Golden Knights 4-3

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tim Stutzle scored winner in the shootout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3. Josh Norris, Thomas Chabot and Drake Batherson also scored for the Senators while Anton Forsberg, getting his third start in four games, made 26 saves. Chandler Stephenson scored twice and Jonathan Marchessault had the other goal for the Knights, who lost their third in a row. Logan Thompson stopped 30 shots. Stephenson's second goal with 1:15 left in regulation tied the score at 3-all.
Tyler Bertuzzi records hat trick on his birthday as Maple Leafs beat Avalanche 4-3

Tyler Bertuzzi records hat trick on his birthday as Maple Leafs beat Avalanche 4-3

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 8:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tyler Bertuzzi scored three times, including the go-ahead tally on the power power with 2:51 remaining, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 for their seventh straight win. Bertuzzi recorded his third career hat trick when he took a pass from William Nylander and knocked it past Alexandar Georgiev. He scored after Mikko Rantanen drew a delay penalty for sending the puck out of play. Nathan MacKinnon had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but his shot just before the buzzer was stopped by Ilya Samsonov, who finished with 26 saves. Mitchell Marner added a goal and an assist. Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Cogliano and Mikko Rantanen had goals for Colorado.